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Back to School tax holiday to pause all local taxes

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2023
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Since 2003, Missouri has set aside a weekend at the beginning of August when families won't pay state tax on new clothes and school supplies as they prepare for the start of the school year. For just as long, every city, county and special district that imposes its own sales tax has had the authority to opt out of the Back to School tax holiday. With local sales taxes often matching or exceeding the state charge, the impact of the discount was limited. This year, for the first time, there...

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